SC Pool Operator of Record

SC DHEC now recognizes five (5) nationally accreditied pool operator certification trainers:

  1. The National Swimming Pool Foundation
    SC Locations: See above link for class locations and dates…
  2. The National Recreation and Parks Association
    SC Location: Pool Services Corp (843) 236-8772 ( )
    SC Location: CES Duffield (864) 882-7900 ( )
  3. The American Pool and Spa Association
    SC Locations: See above link for class locations and dates.
  4. Starfish Aquatics Institute
    SC Location: None scheduled at this time.
  5. State of South Carolina Swimming Pool/Spa Operator Training Program
    Pope and Company, Dr. Jim Pope - (864) 209-0707
  6. The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP)
    SC Locations: See above link for class locations and dates.

These organizations have met the criteria and standards established by the Department for certifying SC public pool operators. Each course contains familiarization training for public pool operations and provides both a national and a SC pool operators examination at the conclusion of instruction.

In addition to the certification providers listed above, numerous companies, organizations, and individuals provide courses to assist you in preparing for the SC Pool Operators examination. These contacts are listed below:

Links to entities offering SC POR Courses are listed below:

Please be aware that these courses DO NOT include the SC Pool Operators exam. Registration for the exam must be made separately here:

Applied Measurement Professionals
18000 West 105th Street
Olathe, KS 66061
Attn: Examination Services
Toll Free 1-800-345-6559 or



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